These are a few of our favorite [fall] things

Cooler weather, crunching leaves and pumpkin carving – We’re glad fall is here! We’re sharing a few of our favorite fall activities with you.


Pumpkin Patch


Now that it’s officially sweater weather, the crew at Don’s Johns is really “falling” for all the great activities to do in the DMV area! There are fall festivals, pumpkin picking and more to get you in the mood for the season. We asked members of the Don’s Johns team where they enjoy going with friends and families this season.



International Gold Cup

This year’s International Gold Cup takes place on Saturday, October 22, at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. The first International Gold Cup was held more than 80 years ago, and it is still the highlight of the fall steeplechase season.

– Kim B., Special Events Account Manager

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

The Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival offers good food, fun entertainment, hayrides, a hay maze and more. Whether you’re looking for a full day of activities or just looking for some good old apple picking, Graves Mountain is a great place to enjoy fall festivities.

– Mike S., IT Manager

World Cup Finals: Import vs. Domestic

If you’re looking for a roaring good time, the Import vs. Domestic race is November 4-6 at the Maryland International Raceway. These World Cup Finals boast the largest vendor midway and the biggest races of the year.

– Gittel F., Special Events Billing Clerk

Cox Farms Fall Festival

The Fall Festival at Cox Farms is one of the top farm festivals in the area. With local tastings, farm animals, the Cornundrum, Imaginature Trail and more, Cox Farms offers a large variety of unique and fun ways to celebrate the fall season.

– Kim B., Special Events Account Manager & Mike S., IT Manager

Hartland Orchard

Apple CiderHartland Orchard, located about an hour west from D.C., is another farm full of fall fun. Their pumpkin patch is great for finding pumpkins to carve for Halloween and the apple orchard has delicious apples to pick for homemade apple pies. It’s also fun to watch them make fresh apple cider right in front of you!

Bonus: After Thanksgiving, you can visit Hank’s Christmas Tree at Hartland Farm and cut your own Christmas tree.

                                            – Alexis H., Management Assistant


These are just a few of the many fall activities the DMV area has to offer! You’ll find our portable restroom units at several of these events including the International Gold Cup and Cox Farms – both their Fall Festival and the Fields of Fear.

Do you have a favorite fall activity? Let us know what you’re “falling” for this year!

Portable Toilets at the Pumpkin Patch

pumpkinpatch-porta-pottyThe fall has many great activities that parents enjoy taking their kids to explore. A traditional favorite is visiting Pumpkin Patches, especially for the first time! Kids enjoy the hayrides, bouncing houses, pony rides, farm animals and petting zoos. The mazes are incredible as well.

I remember talking to a friend of mine with 3 toddlers. She was telling me much of a mixed experience her visit was to the Pumpkin Patch. Everything was great the first year she attended, except there was no portable toilets available. That was quite a ways back to get her kids to the rest room. The next year, ahhh, she was in luck; however, she was a bit frightened as most moms are with germ fest central. A pumpkin patch was not top on her list of “fun” activities for the family.

Don’s Johns Portable Toilets are Clean

Don’s Johns have won prestigious awards for our portable toilets. We maintain one of the highest quality and sanitation stations for our portable toilets. Our Deluxe and VIP Porta Potty’s come with sinks, making it a great option to place throughout the patch. We come out and service them regularly making sure they are clean and well stocked.

Our Luxury Restroom Trailer w/Family Room is perfect for families so they can change diapers, clothing, and reorganize their kid, as they’ve played around all day. Inside your visitors will find waste bins, changing stations, liquid soap, and automatic air fresheners. We provide excellent standalone sanitation stations such as our Hand Wipes and Foam stations to clean hands before and after touching the animals and Dual Washing hand stations.porta-potty-sink

Beyond Portable Toilets – Pumpkin Patch Restroom Wrap

Don’s Johns can help create a festive feel at your pumpkin patch with the a porta potty wrap. Our restroom wraps make the perfect addition to any pumpkin patch. Consider animal designs, fall leaves or pumpkin decorations.

If you’re in this business, please contact Dons John’s today and find out how you can make moms’ everywhere happily bring their kids to your Pumpkin Patch farm every year because of the comfort you add to their experience. We are here to help – contact us today for a FREE quote!